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John Simpson

Portrait of Private John Simpson 29548, age 21. Photograph taken by "Bellwood Studio" Auckland. Taken 1940 before embarking to Egypt, Greece and Crete. NZ 18th Battalion. Image kindly provided by Richard Brayne (April 2017). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions

Portrait of Private John Simpson 29548, age 21. Photograph taken by "Bellwood Studio" Auckland. Take …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Simpson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    29548 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    23 January 1919 Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Birth Cert
  • Place of birth
    Mary Hill Glasgow, Scotland Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - Birth Cert
  • Birth notes
    John was born In Scotland and emigrated to NZ in 1925 with his Family. He went to Greylynn School an Public - Richard - Other Relative - 23 April 2015 - family history
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 23 Harbour View Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Simpson (father), 8 Holly Street, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece & Crete Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - NZ Army Records
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ 18th Battalion Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - NZ Army Records
  • Service number
    29548 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Papakura Army Camp Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - NZ Army Records
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Chair maker/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    21 Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - NZ Army Records

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John and Mary Simpson, of Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
    Battle for Crete May 1941 Public - Richard - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 - NZ Army Records
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-18Ba.html Public - Richard - Other Relative - 12 May 2015 - 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 434 AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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01 August 2015RichardNew ZealandOther Relative

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